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Happy Easter To The Resilient, Remarkable And Mouqawamistic Christians Of Syria!

by Jonathan Azaziah

Happy Easter to all and the happiest of Happy Easters to the unbreakable Christians of Syria! For 2,000 years, you have elegantly existed, peacefully practiced, beautifully blossomed and steadfastly safeguarded the land of Sham and even after ‘Israel’, NATO and the GCC unleashed the Takfiri terrorist scourge on your Jasmine-scented ancestral birthplace, still you survive; still you thrive; still you show the Walking Dead that is Wahhabiism and its adherents what it means to be alive. The hordes of hatred demolished your churches but you rebuilt them. They burned the artwork of the Virgin Mary (A.S.) but you restored it. They tried to turn you against Dr. Bashar al-Assad but you stuck by your President. You are as resilient as Al-Masih (A.S.) was in the face of the Pharisaic vipers. To the Aramaic beauties of Maaloula and Saidnaya in the Damascus countryside. To the breathtaking Wadi al-Nasara (Valley of the Christians) in Homs. To the vibrant Armenian neighborhoods of liberated Aleppo City and the storybook Armenian town of Kessab in Latakia. To the gregarious Greeks nestled away in Tartous. To the sublime Assyrians of Hasakah. And so many more. Again I say HAPPY EASTER! The Syrian Arab Republic is the backbone of the Resistance Axis and you, o’ Christians, are the backbone of Syria’s pluralism. As Christ (A.S.) rose, you rise like him. And we, your brothers who love ‘Isa (A.S.) and Maryam (A.S.) with the same passion that burns in your hearts, will always be by your side celebrating with you, smiling with you, laughing with you and when the time comes that we must stare down oblivion, defend you with our very lives. The New Pharisees shall not divide us.

On This 3rd Anniversary Of Maaloula’s Liberation, Never Forget Hizbullah’s Role In Freeing The Ancient Christian City

by Jonathan Azaziah

April 14th, 2014 is a day that should be celebrated by anyone and everyone in the world who considers himself or herself a follower and student of Jesus Christ (A.S.) Because it was on this day 3 years ago that the Syrian Arab Army, flanked by moujahideen from the Lebanese Islamic Resistance of Hizbullah on every side, liberated ancient Maaloula, the oldest continuously inhabited Christian town in the world and one of the only places left on the face of the planet where Christ’s (A.S.) native tongue of Aramaic is still spoken. It was Hizbullah in fact which spearheaded the operation under the direction of martyred Commanders and founding members of the Mouqawamah Sayyed Zulfiqar Hajj Moustafa Badreddine and Hajj Ali “Alaa Bosnia” Fayyad. The liberators of Lebanon sacrificed several fighters in the battle and after Al-Qaeda was humiliated and driven from this picturesque, archaic town in the strategic Qalamoun Mountains, they stayed behind and helped Maaloula’s residents rebuild their homes and churches. This is why those who travel through Maaloula today find Hizbullah’s yellow banner draped alongside crosses, portraits of Maryam (A.S.) and the Syrian Arab Republic’s flag. Muslim-Christian unity and Co-Resistance in its most gorgeous form. Continue reading On This 3rd Anniversary Of Maaloula’s Liberation, Never Forget Hizbullah’s Role In Freeing The Ancient Christian City

Syrian Women’s Sports Team In Mhardeh, Hama Fights Takfiri Barbarism By Continuing To Play And Continuing To Live

by Jonathan Azaziah

If you asked Syrians 6 years ago if they thought that playing sports would one day be considered an act of resistance key to overthrowing a Zionist project targeting our region, they would’ve laughed in your face. Hysterically. But, as odd and upsetting as it may sound, that is exactly the case at this current time. Say salaam to the Women’s Sports Team of Mhardeh in the Hama countryside. By doing what they do–playing volleyball, basketball and handball–and taking such photos, these courageous women are taking their lives in their hands. Why, you inquire? Why would gorgeous and gifted athletes like these have their very existence put at risk by virtue of their profession? Because their beautiful, picturesque Orontes River town is currently being besieged by Takfiri terrorist gangs, among them a particularly vile FSA brigade known as Jaysh al-Izza, which has received money, training and anti-tank missiles from the US ZOG. The residents of Mhardeh are predominantly Christian and have lived side by side with their Muslim neighbors in communal harmony for hundreds of years. Zio-NATO’s mercenaries want to destroy the town, burn the churches, convert the mosques into Wahhabi bases and wipe out all aspects of the Syrian way of life–ESPECIALLY women’s sports and everything else pertaining to the equal status that women have in the Syrian Arab Republic. Continue reading Syrian Women’s Sports Team In Mhardeh, Hama Fights Takfiri Barbarism By Continuing To Play And Continuing To Live

Bashar and Asma al-Assad Visit Saidnaya Monastery For Christmas, Reaffirming Their Status As Protectors Of Syria’s Pluralism

by Jonathan Azaziah

Gotta love Bashar and Asma al-Assad. The Syrian Arab Republic’s President and First Lady, as well as their daughter Zein and two sons Karim and Hafez, spent Christmas Day at Our Lady of Saidnaya Monastery in the ancient Aramaic-speaking town of Saidnaya, which rests on the slopes of the rugged Qalamoun Mountains that were liberated from Takfiri terrorist occupation by Hizbullah and the Syrian Arab Army last Spring. The Assads visited with the nuns and orphans of the Monastery and spent the day eating, laughing, snapping photos, unwrapping gifts and just generally enjoying the holy occasion. “God bless you!” is what Bashar and Asma were hit with when they first entered the Monastery, and as they made their way down into the courtyard where they were adorably mobbed by loving children, they were also told by the nuns, “Now we are truly feeling the holiday spirit!” ‘Twas one of those moments in which you realize that these individuals, Dr. Assad and First Lady Asma, truly are FOR the people, OF the people and BY the people. This is the kind of popular support that cannot be bought, nor staged, nor forced. One simply has it or one does not. Clearly the Assads ABSOLUTELY have it. Continue reading Bashar and Asma al-Assad Visit Saidnaya Monastery For Christmas, Reaffirming Their Status As Protectors Of Syria’s Pluralism